"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Monday, November 03, 2008

Turnout, Turnout, Turnout

Tomorrow is Election Day. For the first time in four years, the American people once again have a say in what they think on how our representatives are currently running the country and the direction they want it to be in the future. The key though is to show up and vote. Tomorrow is expected to break record numbers along with probably a record number of broken voting machines so lines are to be expected.

As this blog probably has made clear, I want Barack Obama to win this election. My opinion is based on the simple reality that McCain is promising to simple continue Bush's failed policies for four more years. They haven't worked in 8, four more isn't going to change things.

Right now, things are looking good for Obama. He is showing an average lead of 6.8 points in most of the national polls. The thing is he can still lose if people get complacent and just assume the election is done. It isn't. It is far from done. Until every vote is counted and every state makes it official, the election could still go either way.

Turnout. You want things to change, you want something other then Bush polices you have to show up. You have to wait in line and you have to cast your vote. Make your voice heard that corporate first policies of the Republican Party are unacceptable. That means not just voting for Obama but against Republicans running for Congress.

If people turnout, Obama wins. In states that are close, turnout can turn the tide. If people stay at home or work (info on work and voting is here) because of the weather, the lines, just don't feel like it and any other excuse - then McCain wins and you have no one to blame but yourself.

The last two years has been about everything thinking one thing, tomorrow is about taking those thoughts and turning them into action.

Vote tomorrow for Obama, vote for change. Vote against a corrupt establishment that has nearly bankrupted this country and our future.

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